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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby ITALIANO » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:22 pm

Yes, but not only narratively linear... It's a safer movie. Comparing the two movies is really impossible. The Great Beauty is on a different level, completely.

And Italy needed this. Not only its cinema. Italy itself.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Heksagon » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:15 pm

Well, The Hunt is a very linear film, that’s for sure.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby ITALIANO » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:11 pm

Heksagon wrote:
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Heksagon wrote: it’s thematically much closer to what the Academy likes to see.



Not - at - all ! :D


Not even when compared to The Hunt?

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ESPECIALLY compared to The Hunt, which isn't a bad movie of course, but which is more linear, more predictable, and at least in theory more American-friendly. The Great Beauty is more complex, and I'd say even darker in many ways. The Great Beauty isn't perfect but it's cinema with a capital C.

And recently we have sent to the Oscars the wrong movies, this must be said. This year we haven't made that mistake.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Okri » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:09 pm

I really wish I articulated why I thought this was a bigger possibility then many were giving it credit for being, but I would've been genuinely surprised if it had lost.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Heksagon » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:07 pm

Well, I can’t really argue against that, considering I haven’t seen The Great Beauty. I’ll try to see it soon.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby FilmFan720 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:04 pm

I think The Hunt is much closer to the Academy's sensibilities than The Great Beauty.
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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Heksagon » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:03 pm

ITALIANO wrote:
Heksagon wrote: it’s thematically much closer to what the Academy likes to see.



Not - at - all ! :D


Not even when compared to The Hunt?

And yes, congratulations, Italian films haven't been doing too well in this category recently.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby ITALIANO » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:03 pm

mlrg wrote:Sorrentino thanked Diego Armando Maradona... :D :D



Yes, well, Sorrentino is from Naples and Maradona played for years in the Naples team... :)

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby mlrg » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:00 pm

Sorrentino thanked Diego Armando Maradona... :D :D

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:59 pm

I guess I should clarify I have only seen THE GREAT BEAUTY. I cannot say it deserved the award over the four other nominees, but I can say it was an amazing film that deserves recognition.
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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby ITALIANO » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:57 pm

Heksagon wrote: it’s thematically much closer to what the Academy likes to see.



Not - at - all ! :D

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby ITALIANO » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:56 pm

Sonic Youth wrote:Congratulations, Marco!



Thanks. We are really very happy here in Italy. This has been a very tense day - basically everyone was talking about this possibility, it had almost a metaphorical meaning - and I'm glad that the outcome has been positive.

Plus - the movie is very, very good. See it if you haven't still - but not on a small screen.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Heksagon » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:54 pm

The Hunt was the favorite, but this isn’t a major surprise. The themes in that film are too dark and depressing for the Academy members. I haven’t seen The Great Beauty yet, but I figure that it’s thematically much closer to what the Academy likes to see.

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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby rolotomasi99 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:51 pm

Italy had not won since LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! I guess they felt it was time to let them out of the penalty box after exporting that schlock. THE GREAT BEAUTY definitely deserved it.
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Re: Best Foreign Language Film

Postby Sonic Youth » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:51 pm

Congratulations, Marco!
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